The State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family
Therapist Board requires 30 hours of continuing education for
counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists
every two years for renewal of their license. Click on the following
link if you are looking for a CE program or provider listing.
Continuing Education Program & Provider listings
read the instructions carefully before you apply for program or
provider status to offer Board Approved continuing professional
education. The goals of the Board's continuing education requirements
are to assist licensees; in maintaining and expanding professional
competence and expertise, in becoming aware of new professional
issues and developments, and in providing responsible, quality
and competent service to clients and community. Continuing education
to promote personal growth of the licensee will not be accepted.
Rules 4757-9-01/02/03 delineate the CE subject areas for each
MFTS & IMFTs: research, professional ethics, marriage
and family studies, marriage and family therapy, human development,
appraisal of individuals and families, systems theory, and
PCs & PCCs: human growth and development; counseling theory:
counseling techniques; group dynamics, processing, and counseling;
appraisal of individuals; research and evaluation; professional,
legal and ethical responsibilities; social and cultural foundations;
lifestyles and career development; clinical psychopathlogy,
personality and abnormal behavior; evaluation of mental and
emotional status; diagnosis of mental and emotional disorders;
methods of intervention and prevention of mental and emotional
disorders; treatment of mental and emotional disorders; supervision,
SWAs, LSWs & LISWs: social work theory; social work methods;
human development and behavior; social welfare and policy;
social work values and ethics; social work research; social
work supervision; social work administration; and social work
with special populations.
applications should be used to have individual programs
approved. Once approved the program may be repeated for
a year as long as the content, time frame and presenter
remain the same.
applications should be used by organizations, which offer
many different programs over the course of a year. Once approved
as a provider the Board does not have to review each individual
program offered by the organization.
order to be approved for provider status three complete program
applications along with program goals and objectives for the
next twelve months must be submitted with the provider application.
program(s) offered need to be relevant to the content areas
listed on the program application and the CE subject areas
listed above. The program sponsor is responsible to clearly
demonstrate how the program meets that requirement.
applying for provider status a licensed professional must
be included in the planning process for all programs, include
a copy of his/her resume. (i.e. if a program is to be offered
for social workers a social worker must be a part of the process).
If a program is offered for multiple licensed professions
include a professional for each as part of the process.
must be relevant to the profession for which they are offered.
Social workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Counselors
must all have 3 hours of continuing education in Ethics. A
program offered for Marriage and Family Therapists professional
ethics may or may not meet the requirements for Counselor
professional ethics, and vice versa. Please be clear how your
program meets the requirements for each profession.
must be submitted in a timely manner. The Board will not review
programs that have already been held. If a program is submitted
less than 60 days prior to being held it will be reviewed
but the sponsor(s) are not guaranteed to receive the approval/denial
prior to the program date.
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